Prohibition Ends - “At Last!”
When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, a constitutional amendment to repeal Prohibition was already making its way through the state legislatures.
FDR acted immediately to ease Prohibition with the Beer-Wine Revenue Act. Prohibition was officially repealed on December 5, 1933.
This 1933 goblet commemorates the end of Prohibition with a series of seven vignettes, including a “G.O.P.” elephant and a “D.E.M.” donkey celebrating over a barrel of beer. The etched caption reads, “At Last!”
Elephants in the Room - Presidential Gifts
President Reagan was given 788 elephant-related gifts during his time in the White House. This action figure, hand-knit vest, crystal-studded ostrich egg, and porcelain figurine are a small sampling of the presidential pachyderms at the Reagan Library. BTW, the ostrich egg is a music box that plays “Hail to the Chief.”
See more crafty, cute, and over-the-top gifts in our gallery: Elephant Gifts from the People